For international gamers, few people know about 7554 game, a first-person shooter action game released by Emobi game company.
This is a game of Vietnamese people, set in the Vietnam War against France in the period 1946-1954, also known as the First Indochina War. I am not a very good gamer, but this game is very interesting and has historical value, hope you will enjoy the content. If you want to experience this game, it is available at the link in the description. And it’s Free. (http://7554.vn/)
In the early years of the 20th century, typical international events such as the 1917 Revolution in Russia, the founding of the Communist Party of Vietnam in 1930. Then, World War II broke out in 1939, Japanese troops landed in Indochina in 1940, famine in 1945 killed 2 million Vietnamese.
The surrender of Japan then led to the successful Revolution of August 1945 by the Vietnamese. The birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945 was a pivotal turning point, setting the stage for Vietnam’s war against the French, as well as the whole of Indochina. In world history books, this resistance war is known as the Indochina War.
In Vietnam, this was a long 9-year resistance war against the French, starting with the battle of Hanoi in December 1946. This is also the first level of 7554.
In the context of this first level, the workers of Yen Phu Power Plant broke the engine, causing the electric lights in the capital to go out. A few minutes later, Vietnamese artillery from Lang fortress fired heavily at the citadel. And then, President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal to the whole nation for resistance was broadcast on Radio Voice of Vietnam.
This was the fiercest and longest battle in the early days of the Indochina war. But despite the tenacious fighting, in front of the superior force of the French colonialists, the Vietnamese army still had to withdraw to the Northwest mountains to wage a guerrilla war.
The first act is called: “Brave dead for the Country” – Quyết tử cho Tổ quốc quyết sinh. This was the “Bắc Bộ Phủ” battle. This was a big, resounding battle in the early days of the resistance. The Viet Minh deployed here a company of the 107th Battalion; The battlefield was also carefully arranged.
Just a few hours after the Viet Minh’s order to attack was launched, the French mobilized 300 men with 8 tanks, 10 armored vehicles, 2 x 75mm cannons, and many mortars, to launch the first attack on Bắc Bộ Phủ.
In order to stop and break the enemy’s large-scale attack, the National Guard and self-defense soldiers fought from trenches, battle posts, and buildings. Before the strong counterattack of the Viet Minh, the French used tanks to support the infantry, break through obstacles, and approach the Bắc Bộ Phủ. Waiting for the enemy to come close to the fence, the Viet Minh troops simultaneously opened fire, threw grenades, repelled 3 consecutive attacks of the enemy, destroyed 1 tank. The enemy was forced to retreat.
During this period, the Viet Minh’s popular anti-tank weapon was the Shitotsubakurai lunge mine – a suicidal anti-tank weapon developed and used by the Empire of Japan during the Second World War. It used a HEAT type charge. The weapon itself was a conical hollow charge attached to one end of the weapon, which was a wooden stick used to hold the weapon during its transport and use. The mine had equally spaced three legs facing forwards, all around the conical explosive base of the weapon. The detonator of the weapon was situated at the end of the conical base. Although only used for a short time, this rudimentary weapon and the people who used it played a very important role and meaning in the history of the Vietnamese army.
This is an MG 08, which was the standard machine gun of the German Army during World War I. During this period, the Viet Minh hardly had money to purchase equipment for the armed forces. France took control of the entire northern border and major seaports, isolating the Viet Minh from the outside. Not only that, the control of the seaport allowed the French to reinforce regularly. In contrast, every loss of life and equipment of the Viet Minh was a consumable that was difficult to replace.
In 1946, the entire Viet Minh force in Hanoi had only about 2,500 soldiers and 8,000 militiamen, but there was a serious lack of weapons. Before the day of the war, they had only 1,516 rifles, 3 machine guns, and 1 heavy machine gun. The anti-tank weapon was just 1 bazooka and 80 triple-armed bombs for suicide soldiers. Artillery includes 1 x 75mm cannon, 2 mortars and 7 old anti-aircraft guns converted to fire ground targets. The rest were all rudimentary and homemade weapons.
On the afternoon of December 20, 1946, the French organized the 4th offensive. At this time, Viet Minh’s ammunition was exhausted, a number of soldiers suffered casualties, and their combat strength decreased. Meanwhile, the enemy troops gradually overran the fence, occupying the trenches in the yard. Viet Minh soldiers were ordered to retreat to the second line behind the house, keeping the underground cellar of the Post Office.
The Viet Minh army decided to detonate two bombs at the main gate of the Bắc Bộ Phủ. The enemy continued to break into the house, and the Viet Minh soldiers activated the bomb inside the house but did not explode. The battle lasted for a day, the enemy still could not capture the house. According to the Viet Minh’s information, the Viet Minh sacrificed 45 people. The French army captured the house, but suffered great losses, nearly 150 people were killed, 4 tanks and armored vehicles were destroyed. The Viet Minh troops withdrew and consolidated their forces to continue fighting. And one more thing, the name of the game: 7554 – it was May 7, 1954, the time when France announced its surrender at Dien Bien Phu. This event ended the days of fierce war between the two sides.